UL Monroe at LSU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/28/2018
Friday, December 28, 2018
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The UL Monroe Warhawks head to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to take on the LSU Tigers on Friday, December 28, 2018. The opening line for this game has LSU as 15 point favorites.
UL Monroe heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-4. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 74.3 points per contest while giving up 66.6 per game. LSU has an overall mark of 9-3. They are averaging 80.7 points per contest and giving up 70.1, which is a point differential of 10.6.
Valuable UL Monroe Warhawks Betting Trends
The UL Monroe Warhawks are 5-5-0 against the spread this season
The UL Monroe Warhawks are 5-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 6-6-0 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 6-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key UL Monroe Warhawks Injuries
11/09/18 F Youry White Knee is out for season
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Daishon Smith comes into this game averaging 18.0 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Travis Munnings averages 14.5 points per contest in 33.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Skylar Mays scores 13.5 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Tremont Waters averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
UL Monroe averages 74.3 points per contest, which is 181st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 243rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 41%, which is good for 11th in the nation. They average 33.5 boards per contest and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 292nd and 245th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 323rd with 11.2 per game. The Warhawks allow 66.6 points per contest, which is 71st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 68th and 50th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.4 rebounds a game which ranks 301st, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 130th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 118th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU is 59th in the nation with 80.7 points per contest this season. They are 37th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 10.6. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 243rd in the NCAA. They are 147th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.9 boards per contest and 150th in assists per game with 14.3. The Tigers are 116th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Tigers give up 70.1 points per game, which ranks them 148th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 132nd and 267th in those defensive statistics. They rank 40th with 10.7 dimes allowed per game and 68th with 32.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 301st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest this year.
The Warhawks have an offensive rating of 107.8, which is ranked 119th. They are 263rd in college basketball in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 183rd. As a unit they are 135th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 146th in D-1. UL Monroe is 308th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions.
LSU is 134th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 112.3, which is ranked 54th. They are 163rd in D-1 in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 72nd. As a unit they are 47th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 217th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UL Monroe/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UL Monroe +15
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